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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – The correlation between Spanish Indicativo and Subjuntivo Posted by on May 5, 2019 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice the correlation between Spanish Indicativo and Subjuntivo. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening.

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This lesson is part of a Spanish course that practices the grammar and vocabulary first introduced in my Intermediate Spanish course posted here on the Transparent Language blog. Let’s test your listening comprehension and see if you can understand a short audio in Spanish. The transcript to the audio will be given at the end of the post but please try not to look at it until you have tried playing and understanding the audio a few times.

Use the following link to watch the corresponding video lesson of the original course:

Intermediate Spanish Lesson – The correlation between Spanish Indicativo and Subjuntivo

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between two friends. Can you understand what they are saying? Play the audio a few times before you look at the transcript. Don’t worry if you don’t understand every single thing the two people are saying. Try to catch whichever words you can and then try to piece things together to work out what is being said.

(Play the audio a few times before you scroll down and look at the transcript)



Patrick: ¿Qué te pasa Elena? Pareces preocupada.
Elena: Sí, estoy un poco preocupada. Creo que no voy a aprobar mi examen oral de inglés. No hablo muy bien.
Patrick:¿Has hablado con tu profesor?
Elena: Sí, mi profesor siempre me dice que esté tranquila, que vea películas en inglés para mejorar mi comprensión y que hable con personas nativas.
Patrick: ¡Perfecto! Yo soy inglés. Shall we speak in English?
Elena: No, no. Esta mañana he visto cuatro películas en inglés y ya no puedo más. Mi profesor me dijo ayer que no me obsesione y que me tome descansos.
Patrick: Si yo fuera tu profesor te aconsejaría que hablaras un poco en inglés todos los días. También te aconsejaría que vieras series de televisión en inglés, que son más cortas que las películas.
Elena: Antes tenía una profesora que me decía que escuchara la radio, pero me parece muy difícil.
Patrick: Yo te diría que escucharas canciones en inglés. ¿Tienes alguna canción en inglés favorita?
Elena: Mmmmm no sé. Me gusta el grupo Abba.
Patrick: ¿Abba? Bueno vale. Puedes escuchar sus canciones y luego mirar la letra. Es fácil encontrar todas las letras en internet.
Elena: Muchas gracias por tus consejos Patrick.
Patrick: De nada. Y cuando quieras hablamos en inglés ¿vale?
Elena: Vale.


So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the listening? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, keep reviewing the vocabulary and phrases and you will soon be up to speed and ready for the next lesson in this course. See you next time!

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About the Author: Laura & Adam

Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.